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Typical Deployment
Access, Aggregation, Data Center
Access, Aggregation, Core, Data Center
Access
Access
Access
Aggregation, Core, Data Center, Leaf, Spine
Access, Ruggedized Access, Industrial, Harsh environments & temperatures (-40C to 70C)
Aggregation, Core, Data Center, Leaf
Access, Aggregation, Core
Aggregation, Core, Data Center, Leaf, Spine
Access, Aggregation
Aggregation, Core, Data Center, Leaf, Spine
Access
Aggregation, Core, Data Center, Leaf, Spine
Access
Data Center, Leaf, Spine
Access
Data Center, Leaf
Access
Models
1U: 12, 24, 48 port
fixed & modular switch models (PSU, Fan Trays)
Chassis:
5-slot (7 RU)
10-slot (12 RU)

Line Cards:
12, 24, 48 port
1U: 12, 24, 48 port
fixed & modular switch models (PSU, Fan Trays)
1U: 12, 24, 48 port
1U: 12, 24, 48 port
The CX 8100 series includes industry-leading line rate ports with 1/10GbE (SFP/SFP+) and 40/100GbE (QSFP+/QSFP28) connectivity in a compact 1U form factor. 4x10Gbps and 4x25Gbps break out from 40/100G ports offer advanced flexibility in connectivity and aggregation. These switches deliver a fantastic investment for customers requiring 1GbE/10GbEwith a mix of fiber and copper ports, and 40/100GbE uplink ports.
1U Rack Mount: 24 port
DIN Rail Mount: 12 port
Fixed: model with 32 ports of 40GbE; models with 48 ports of 10GbE (SFP/SFP+ or 10GBASE-T) and 6 ports of 40GbE
6 and 12 slot chassis models
Fixed: model with 48 ports of 25GbE and 8 ports of 100GbE; model with 32 ports 100GbE; Front to back or Back to Front cooling
Fixed: 24, 48 port; Smart Rate model
Five fixed models, each sold in two versions: a port-to-power airflow bundle, and a power-to-port airflow bundle: 12 ports of 40GbE/100GbE (QSFP+/QSFP28); 16 ports of 1GbE/10GbE/25GbE (SFP/SFP+/SFP28) + 2 ports of 40GbE/100GbE (QSFP+/QSFP28); 28 ports of 1GbE/10GbE/25GbE (SFP/SFP+/SFP28) + 4 10GbE/25GbE (SFP+/SFP28) with MACsec + 4 ports of 40GbE/100GbE (QSFP+/QSFP28); 24 ports of 1GbE/10GbE (SFP/SFP+) + 2 ports of 40GbE/100GbE (QSFP+/QSFP28); 48 ports of 100M/1GbE/10GbE (10GBASE-T) + 4 ports of 40GbE/100GbE (QSFP+/QSFP28)"
Fixed: 24, 48 port; 24 port Smart Rate model; High Power PoE (802.3bt) models
8 slot chassis
Fixed: 8, 24, 48 port
1U fixed configuration switch supporting 32-ports of 100/200/400GbE. Front to back or back to front cooling.
Fixed: 24, 48 port
Fixed: model with 48 ports of 10/25GbE and 6 ports of 100GbE. Front to back or back to front cooling.
Fixed: 8, 24, 48 port
Switching & Routing Services
Advanced Layer 2 and 3
Advanced Layer 2 and 3
Layer 3
Layer 2 with static routing
Layer 2 with static routing
Switching and Routing Services
Limited Layer 2 and 3
Layer 2 with static routing
Advanced Layer 2 and 3
Advanced Layer 3
Advanced Layer 2 and 3
Advanced Layer 3
Advanced Layer 2 and 3
Layer 3
Advanced Layer 2 and 3
Layer 3
Advanced Layer 2 and 3
Layer 2 with Static and RIP
Advanced Layer 2 and 3
Layer 2
Switching & Forwarding Performance
Up to 1760 Gbps
Up to 1310 Mpps
Up to 28 Tbps
Up to 11.4 Bpps
Up to 272 Gbps
Up to 202 Mpps
Up to 176 Gbps
Up to 98.6 Mpps
Up to 104 Gbps
Up to 77.3 Mpps
1.76 Tbps
Up to 128 Gbps
Up to 95 Mpps
2.5 Tbs
Up to 1920 Gbps
6.4 Tbs
Up to 480 Gbps
2.4 Tbps
Up to 320 Gbps
19.2 Tbs
Up to 176 Gbps
25.6 Tbps (FD)
Up to 176 Gbps
3.6 Tbs
Up to 104 Gbps
Downlink & Uplink Speeds
Down: 1G/2.5G/5G/10G
Up: 10G/25G/40G/50G/100G
1G/10G/25G/40G/100G
Down: 1G, 1G/10G
Up: 1G, 1G/10G
Down: 1G/10G
Up: 1G/10G
Down: 1G
Up: 1G
10G, 10GBASE-T, and Smart Rate support
Down: 1G/10G
Up: 1G/10G
10G, 40G
1G, SFP, SFP+, Smart Rate multi-gigabit, 10GBASE-T, 40GbE
10G, 25G, 40G, 100G
1G, SFP, SFP+, Smart Rate multi-gigabit, 10GBASE-T, 40GbE
10G, 25G, 40G, 100G, 10GBASE-T
1G, SFP, SFP+, Smart Rate multi-gigabit, 10GBASE-T, 40GbE
10G, 40G, 100G
1G, SFP, SFP+
100G, 200G, 400G
1G, SFP, SFP+
10G, 25G, 100G
Fast Ethernet, 1GbE
SmartRate Multi-Gigabit Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Power over Ethernet
Up to Class 8:
30W, 60W, 90W /Port
2880W /Max
Up to Class 6:
30W, 60W /Port
8760W /Max
Up to Class 6:
30W, 60W /Port
1440W /Max
Up to Class 4:
30W /Port
740W /Max
Up to Class 4:
30W /Port
740W /Max
None
Up to Class 4:
30W, 60W /Port
360W /Max
None
Up to 9250 Watts
PoE, PoE+
None
Up to 1440 Watts
PoE, PoE+
None
Up to 1440 Watts
PoE, PoE+, High Power PoE (IEEE 802.3bt)
None
Up to 740 Watts
PoE, PoE+
None
Up to 370 Watts
PoE, PoE+
None
Up to 370 Watts
PoE, PoE+
Always-On PoE
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Dynamic Segmentation
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Stacking & Virtualization
Stack Maximum: 10 switches (VSF)
Stack Maximum: 2 switches (VSX)
Stack Maximum: 8 switches (VSF)
No
No
Stack Maximum: 2 switches (VSX)
No
Stack Maximum: 2 switches (VSX)
Stack Maximum: 2 switches (VSF)
Stack Maximum: 2 switches (VSX)
Stack Maximum: 10 switches (Backplane)
Stack Maximum: 2 switches (VSX)
Stack Maximum: 10 switches (Backplane)
Stack Maximum: 2 switches (VSX)
Stack Maximum: 8 switches (VSF)
Stack Maximum: 2 switches (VSX)
No
Stack Maximum: 2 switches (VSX)
No
Automation & Analytics
Network Analytics Engine, REST APIs, Python Scripting, NetEdit
Network Analytics Engine, REST APIs, Python Scripting, NetEdit
Network Analytics Engine, REST APIs, Python Scripting, NetEdit
REST APIs, Python Scripting, NetEdit
REST APIs, Python Scripting, NetEdit
Aruba Fabric Composer, Network Analytics Engine, REST APIs, NetEdit
REST APIs, Python Scripting, NetEdit
Network Analytics Engine, REST APIs, NetEdit
REST APIs
Aruba Fabric Composer, Network Analytics Engine, REST APIs, NetEdit
REST APIs
Aruba Fabric Composer, Network Analytics Engine, REST APIs, NetEdit
REST APIs
Network Analytics Engine, REST APIs, NetEdit
REST APIs
Aruba Fabric Composer, Network Analytics Engine, REST APIs, NetEdit
REST APIs
Aruba Fabric Composer, Network Analytics Engine, REST APIs, NetEdit
REST APIs
Management Support
Central, Web GUI, CLI, NetEdit
Central, Web GUI, CLI, NetEdit
Central, Web GUI, CLI, NetEdit
Central, Web GUI, CLI, NetEdit
Central, Web GUI, CLI, NetEdit
Web GUI, Aruba Fabric Composer, CLI, NetEdit
Central, Web GUI, CLI, NetEdit
AirWave, Web GUI, CLI, IMC, NetEdit
AirWave, Central, Web GUI, CLI
AirWave, Web GUI, Aruba Fabric Composer, CLI, IMC, NetEdit
AirWave, Central, Web GUI, CLI
Web GUI, Aruba Fabric Composer, CLI, NetEdit
AirWave, Central, Web GUI, CLI
AirWave, Web GUI, CLI, IMC, NetEdit
AirWave, Central, Web GUI, CLI
Web GUI, Aruba Fabric Composer, CLI, NetEdit
AirWave, Central, Web GUI, CLI
Web GUI, Aruba Fabric Composer, CLI, NetEdit
AirWave, Central, Web GUI, CLI

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